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Blind Faith - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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1,091 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,091
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 14
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
An ale of enlightenment created to aid in deciphering the puzzles along life's road, and to interpret signs in the voyages of the spirit. Blind Faith is an extremely well-balanced India Pale Ale with a crisp, refreshing hop bitterness and a deep malt body to match.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: pezoids on 08-04-2001)
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-31-2012 23:57:54 | More by Mikecap
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev 0%

Returning as part of Magic Hat's I.P.A. on Tour Series, this is a Summer Seasonal beer, brewed in the English India Pale Ale style.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Magic Hat Pint Glass. Served at 43º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a beige-cream foamy head on top of a medium haze copper-orange body. Head retains quite well, leaving soapy suds lacing behind as it recedes. Carbonation is relaxed but plentiful. Overall its a nice impressive appearance from this IPA. 4.5

(Smell) Aroma is mild., consisting of mild tart grains, some fruity yeast esters, a faint grassy and resin hop character with a low bitterness overall. Smell is not particularly impressive and quite faint, you really have to try hard to pull much more out of this glass. Aroma is certainly milder by comparison to the big American bold IPAs making it much more approachable, although not very exciting overall. 3

(Taste) Mild buttery tart grainy malt with a resiny hop bitterness and a touch of musty pine. In terms of intensity, it's striking in comparison to what the aroma had me predicting, a significantly more bold, but still drinkable outcome. Alcohol presence is somewhat evident, as the body is a touch thin. Balance is nice although a bit hoppier than malty. Despite not having a "striking" hop character, the bitterness is well preserved nonetheless, and the malt, although a bit perky in flavor and thin in spots, is a decent compliment. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is mild, slick with a pleasant level of fizzy carbonation throughout. Body is light, a bit too light on the malt character, which would help balance the beer a bit more. Alcohol presence is also medium, most likely a result of the thin body. It's a surprise to how much of an impact that a bigger body could make on this drink. 3.5

(Overall) I certainly consider this one of Magic Hat's better IPAs on Tour, and now that I have had the last of their four seasonal IPAs I consider this one of the best (and more unique) at the moment, meaning that it's likely worth picking up a six pack of this, or perhaps a mixed 12 pack variety while it's still around. 4

Magic Hat Brewing Company's
Blind Faith
3.55/5.00

07-31-2012 16:03:47 | More by Jadjunk
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Stoutlad

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-31-2012 02:56:53 | More by Stoutlad
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cb2113

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-29-2012 18:52:11 | More by cb2113
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darcange

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-29-2012 13:47:38 | More by darcange
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-29-2012 00:34:13 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.53/5  rDev -0.6%

12oz. bottle served into a nonic pint glass

Pours a nice, light, coppery orange color. Decent clarity to the body. The head sits at about 1.25 fingers of fluffy off-white foam.

Aromas of copper and garden dominate the nose. A sign of English hops, and a lot of them. A bit of a marmalade character and some baking spice. But the metallic, green notes overwhelm the aroma.

The flavor of this beer is situated in-between an East Coast American IPA and an English IPA. There's sharp hop flavors of orange peel, pear, and even some passionfruit. Of course, those fruits are balanced by green hop flavors, and some metallic hop flavor too. The malts are biscuity and dry. The malts sort of clash with the passionfruit character, but the flavor is pretty nice overall. A bit strong for an English IPA, but that's probably a good thing from an American market standpoint.

The beer's only real disappointing note is the mouthfeel. It is quite thick for the style, and not particularly conducive to drinking.

Overall, this is an impressive effort from a brewery that I tend to hate. It's strong for an English IPA, but tastes pretty darn good. Magic Hat's best beer?

07-28-2012 20:30:45 | More by Reaper16
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LibrariansLoveBEER

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-28-2012 17:23:41 | More by LibrariansLoveBEER
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Dbrag

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-28-2012 14:56:31 | More by Dbrag
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wceaton

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-27-2012 02:15:23 | More by wceaton
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GR_Rick

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-25-2012 02:50:05 | More by GR_Rick
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kobeer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-24-2012 19:30:02 | More by kobeer
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reagbr8

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-24-2012 05:14:44 | More by reagbr8
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slim2043

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-23-2012 20:08:41 | More by slim2043
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-23-2012 00:47:00 | More by rolltide8425
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thesab


3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-21-2012 21:40:08 | More by thesab
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tgavrilos

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-19-2012 03:35:46 | More by tgavrilos
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jamesewelch

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-19-2012 02:30:00 | More by jamesewelch
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mkdeezy

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-18-2012 05:12:29 | More by mkdeezy
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CommanderCob

Alabama

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-18-2012 03:20:43 | More by CommanderCob
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Arper


3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-18-2012 02:29:42 | More by Arper
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-15-2012 17:02:45 | More by PeterOrlando92
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vfgccp

New York

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-14-2012 12:01:38 | More by vfgccp
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-14-2012 03:31:11 | More by twowheelssoar
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SciFritz

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-13-2012 12:53:06 | More by SciFritz
Blind Faith from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,091 ratings.